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Praful, Sibal top new list of crorepatis in RS

NCP's Praful Patel has assets worth Rs 252 crore. He is followed by Kapil Sibal (Rs 212 crore)

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Publish Date: Jun 30 2016 11:59AM | Updated Date: Jun 30 2016 8:11PM

Praful, Sibal top new list of crorepatis in RS

Almost all of the 57 newly elected lawmakers to the Rajya Sabha are crorepatis.

 
Praful Patel, Kapil Sibal and Satish Chandra Misra are topping the charts.
 
According to an analysis by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), at least 55 are crorepatis and 13 have criminal cases against them.
 
NCP's Praful Patel has assets worth Rs 252 crore. He is followed by Kapil Sibal (Rs 212 crore) and BSP's Satish Chandra Misra (Rs 193 crore). average assets value of new entrants in the Upper House  is Rs 35.84 crore, it said.
 
Among Members of Parliament, who have seen the highest increase in wealth are Anil Dave (BJP) whose assets increased by 2,111 per cent from Rs 2.75 lakh to Rs 60.97 lakh . 
 
Dave is followed by Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut, whose assets increased by 841 per cent from Rs 1.51 crore to Rs 14.22 crore and Misra's increased by 698 per cent from Rs 24.18 crore to Rs 193 crore .
 
"Thirteen have declared criminal cases against themselves and seven have declared serious criminal cases, including cases related to attempt to murder, cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property, theft," the study noted.